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A WALK DOWN RIVERSIDE DRIVE

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I had a walk down Riverside Drive in East Fremantle yesterday afternoon. There is serious roadwork going on, so the road is blocked for traffic from East Street to the Leeuwin Barracks.

I took a couple of historic Covid-19 photos and the lovely giant teddy on a balcony.

We are in for a few warm days, so take advantage of them and go for long walks or rides and explore the hood.

Roel Loopers

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GREAT LEFT OF FIELD SUPPORT

This message from THE LEFTBANK in East Fremantle:

LEFTY COMMUNITY SUPPORT

We would like to offer a helping hand to any of our regulars and members of the community in need.

Thanks to the Government’s JobKeeper, we’re able to retain and pay our staff, however there’s currently no work at the venue – which is why we’re starting the Lefty Community Support Program.

While respecting the current social distancing rules, our team is happy to help with various day to day activities that could help someone in these unprecedented times – let it be picking up groceries, walking the dog or doing some gardening…

Simply send us a PM on Facebook or email events@leftbank.com.au with your details and we’ll try match you with Lefty crew members that can help 😊

For more details, head to our website: https://www.leftbank.com.au/community/

Feel free to share this information with anyone you know that would appreciate the help.

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GOOD NEWS FOR EAST FREO BUSINESSES!

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, town of east fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on March 26, 2020

 

Assistance for Local Businesses, Clubs, Residents

The Town of East Fremantle has taken swift and decisive action today announcing a range of measures to assist local businesses, clubs and residents, thereby offsetting some of the financial pain caused by new restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 health emergency.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
For Business and Clubs:
– Lease payments and fees and charges on Town-owned buildings for periodic users and assets are suspended for the next three months
– Waiving of all penalty interest, instalment interest and instalment admin charges for the balance of the financial year
– Food businesses providing take-away services will have no inspection fees
– Free access to business advisory services
– Refund all cancelled bookings
– Faster terms of payment for creditors

EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2020
For our residents for 2020/2021 (next financial year):
– A zero per cent (0%) rate revenue increase
– A zero per cent (0%) increase in fees and charges
– A zero per cent (0%) increase in wages and salaries for Town staff

Those seeking details of these new measures and how their individual circumstances may be affected, should consult our website at www.eastfremantle.wa.gov.au or call 08 9339 9339 to speak to Town staff.

Now what will Fremantle Council do?

 

Roel Loopers

RIVERSIDE UPGRADE IN EAST FREO

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, town of east fremantle, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on March 11, 2020

 

The Town of East Fremantle will be doing road upgrades along Riverside Drive, starting mid March, so be aware that traffic delays might occur.

Residents are advised that this project will upgrade approximately 1.5km of Riverside Road from East Street to the Leeuwin (No 1) Carpark. Works will entail:

  • stabilisation and resurfacing of the road pavement
  • upgrading of the kerbing, plantings and traffic management treatments along the route
  • reclaiming approximately 2000m² of riverside/foreshore land for use as public open space

View a copy of the final plans

  • 2/3 of the project funding has been provided by Main Roads WA (MRWA)
  • New intersection works to improve safety and facilitate improved traffic flows at the intersection of Pier Street
  • Riverside Road will be rezoned to 40kph to create a safer environment for pedestrians, cyclists and road users
  • This project will provide appropriately selected street trees and enhance the riverside landscaping
  • The existing road pavement will be reused via foam bitumen stabilisation, which has a minimum design life of 40-years
  • Foam bitumen stabilisation reuses the existing pavement material, eliminating the need for virgin quarry products and reducing the transportation and haulage of carting new materials
  • Foam bitumen stabilisation has a rapid construction period, and will take approximately 7 days to stabilise the full road.  Additional time will be required for other ancillary works.
  • Riverside Road will remain accessible throughout the construction period
  • Asphalt surfacing will be undertaken using polymer modified asphalt where the polymer is specified as TonerPlas
  • TonerPlas uses recycled toners, soft plastics and recycled glass to create a fatigue resistant road surface.  Paving Riverside Road with TonerPlas will use approximately:
    • 800,000 reclaimed plastic bag equivalents
    • 252,000 glass bottle (stubby) equivalents
    • Unused toner from 1900 printer cartridges
    • 20% reclaimed asphalt pavement

Please direct any enquiries to the Town of East Fremantle via phone (08) 9339 9339 or email admin@eastfremantle.wa.gov.au

Roel Loopers

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NEW FREO MURAL ART

Posted in art, city of fremantle, creative, town of east fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on January 7, 2020

 

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I walked to George Street in East Fremantle to take a photo of the new mural art work by STORMIE, and on my way back discovered the new Aboriginal mural on the derelict Woolstores, by an unknown artist.

Roel Loopers

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WILL ROYAL GEORGE DEVELOPMENT HAPPEN?

Posted in architecture, city planning, development, heritage, town of east fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on December 20, 2019

 

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The future of any development at the Royal George hotel in East Fremantle is very much in doubt now that a new planning scheme amendment will not allow anything higher to be built than the height of the spire of the heritage building.

The question now is if owners Saracen Properties will consider it viable to develop the site behind the building into low-rise residential apartments, while investing millions of dollars renovating the old hotel.

Roel Loopers

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REUSABLES AT GEORGE STREET FESTIVAL

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At the East Fremantle GEORGE STREET FESTIVAL two weeks ago all food & beverage vendors were required to use GO2CUP in an effort to reduce unnecessary waste at the very popular annual festival

GO2CUP supplied over 20 vendors with reusable cups, plates and cutlery which were then placed in allocated bins to be washed and used again at other events. Over 9,000 reusable items were used on the day!

Approximately 9,500 people came along to the event with only 300 – 400kg of waste being collected for the whole day!

The Town of East Fremantle is very grateful to all volunteers who kindly assisted at the bins stations, including members from the East Fremantle Junior Football Club, WREN and Recycle Right WA.

Well done everyone. Great effort!

Roel Loopers

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EAST FREO BLOOMING JACARANDAS

Posted in city of fremantle, nature, town of east fremantle, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2019

 

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The sight of the Jacarandas blooming in George Street is one I always enjoy at the East Fremantle Festival, but I walked there on Wednesday and took some photos.

We in Fremantle will also be getting to look at the beautiful Jacarandas from late next year when they will be lining the entire Kings Square.

The George Street Festival is on again this coming Sunday all afternoon, so make sure to take part in the fun!

Roel Loopers

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THE TOP OF THE TOWN

 

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The top of the Town of East Fremantle for the two workers who put up Christmas lights in this big tree in George Street.

Roel Loopers

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EAST FREO HERITAGE TEA TOWELS

Posted in city of fremantle, heritage, town of east fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on November 8, 2019

 

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ON SALE NOW! High quality, ethically sourced cotton tea towels, printed in full colour with our local #eastfreo heritage building sketches.

Pre-order yours now ($12.50 each) via www.trybooking.com/556720

The tea towels will be available for pick-up on / after 1 December 2019.

We should create something similar for Fremantle!

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